The ORNL DAAC announces the release of seven data sets for the Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000). These data sets, originally prepared in coordination with data investigators by the SAFARI 2000 Data Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, contain vegetation data, including leaf area index (LAI), leaf inclination angle, leaf spectral data, plant area index (PAI), and canopy structure data for sites along the Kalahari Transect in southern Africa. Also included are photographs that document vegetation structure for the sites visited.
The SAFARI 2000 project was conducted during 1999-2001 to develop a better understanding of the earth-atmosphere-human system in southern Africa. These data sets focus primarily on the 2000 dry season -- August and September -- along the Kalahari Transect in Botswana and Zambia.
Visit our SAFARI 2000 page to learn more about the project and to access associated data maintained by the ORNL DAAC.